Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Yahoo To Turn Off Site Explorer
Yahoo Site Explorer, which went live in September 2005 is now going to be shut down by the end of this year...
- GM Of CO.CC Argue's Google Delisting
James Kim, the General Manager of CO.CC posted a complaint about the removal in the Google Webmaster Help forums. James Kim said it is not the "right decision" and thinks Google should take "responsibility for their losses" incurred by the site owners on those domains.
- Google's Similar Pages Moved
There are complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums that Google removed the similar link found near the cache link in the search results. I personally do not see them anymore either - although I am not sure if it was removed during or before the new design launched a couple weeks ago...
- Locksmiths Local Spam Embarrases Google Maps
Anyone in the SEO industry, especially those that focus on local SEO, know that the locksmith category is one of the most heavily spammed keywords within Google Maps.
- Google AdSense Ghost Cookie
Spending an hour or so every day scanning forum threads, you are bound to find some of the wildest theories on SEO, search and AdWords/AdSense. In fact...
- Google + T-Shirt?
Is this the Google + T-Shirt or is it a Google Health T-Shirt? Google + just launched, whereas Google Health just announced they are closing. So which is it?
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 7 Google Plus Data Points That Could Change SEO, Sphinn
- Don't Be This Person (What Not to Do On Twitter), Sphinn
- How to Pimp Your Google Profile Design, Sphinn
- Is It Crazy To Get Rid Of Your BEST Page?, WebmasterWorld
- Has your usage of Bing increased lately?, WebmasterWorld
- To Squidoo Or Not To Squidoo: That Is The Question, WebmasterWorld
- I'm using Google LESS and apps more, WebmasterWorld
- Turn Off Personalized Results: Is This The Right Way?, WebmasterWorld